When homeschool students take college admission test, students are supposed to provide the “homeschool code” on the test.
SAT Homeschool Code is 970000
ACT Homeschool Code is 969999
PSAT Homeschool Codes Vary by State. Find your code here: Homeschool State Codes
Here is the good news – the test proctors will know the homeschool code! Don’t panic if you forget to write it down, because generally someone in charge can tell you what it is, or they will know how to find the information. Even so, it can put your mind at ease to have these homeschool codes handy, so that’s why I created this list.
The reason the PSAT codes vary by state is because the National Merit Scholarship is determined on a state-by-state basis. Homeschoolers are compared with other students within their state, not compared against the nation.
SAT Subject Tests use Homeschool Code is 970-000.
PLAN, the pre-ACT test uses Homeschool Code is 999-999
AP Tests Homeschool Code provided by test coordinator.
“Homeschooled students will use the state homeschool code provided by the Coordinator on the day of the exam.” See AP Exams for Homeschool Students. You may want to call the test administrator in advance, and tell them your homeschooled student is coming in for testing, so they have that code available.
You know, It helps to use the homeschool code. That way the testing company will contact you directly with test results, not send it to the high school and rely on them to give you the test results. For that reason, you often get the scores weeks sooner when you use the homeschool code.